Oxymoron Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old oxymoron quotes, oxymoron sayings, and oxymoron proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.     

W. C. Fields

Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.     

Wendell Johnson

The first condition of immortality is death.     

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Correct thinkers think that 'baseball trivia' is an oxymoron: nothing about baseball is trivial.     

George Will

Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.     

John Maxwell

We learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.     

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

The good oxymoron, to define it by a self-illustration, must be a planned inadvertency.     

Wilson Follett

Oxymoron: When an astronaut feels under the weather.     


Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else.     

Will Rogers

Women have to harness their power - its absolutely true. It's just learning not to take the first no. And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner.     


The best that we can do is to be kindly and helpful toward our friends and fellow passengers who are clinging to the same speck of dirt while we are drifting side by side to our common doom.     

Clarence Darrow

From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.     

Carl Schurz

Spare no expense to save money on this one.     

Samuel Goldwyn

Always live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so.     

Josh Billings

A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to.     


Don't worry about the war. It's all over but the shooting.     

Samuel Goldwyn